We worked with an architect for the plans on this Northeast Portland kitchen addition. Green living is very important to this couple, so the addition utilized green practices, products and gave a mindful consideration for how the home interacted with the outside. The goal of this addition was to create a new kitchen layout, take advantage of backyard view and improve function.
This kitchen addition project was a labor of love in every sense. Since the clients are very environmentally conscious, they had input regarding the products they wanted to use. However, since these were unconventional products – the lead times exceeded the usual schedules that we are used to working with. Lighting was a challenge in the vaulted ceiling since we needed to maintain insulation qualities of the ceiling.
- Installed a low voltage track light in a figure 8 form. (Coincidentally, this design was also utilized in our client’s wedding invites, so the lighting provides a personal touch)
- Juniper siding is locally sourced and milled
- Clerestory windows were custom and fabricated on-site to tie into the manufacturer’s windows
- New exterior is over a fully-vented rainscreen to allows the house to breathe and provides a second layer of water protection
- FSC lumber was used where possible
- Juniper doors
- Bamboo flooring
- Reclaimed Cherry shaker style cabinets
- Handmade wooden pulls crafted by the client in his own shop
- Locally, salvaged live edge Juniper slab on bar
- The floating shelves below bar top are from the same juniper slab
- All window trim is FSC Fir